Whether you choose a short, paved trail or an all-day hike, exploring by foot is a great way to experience these parks!
We recommend taking a map, especially for longer or unpaved trails. Even short trails can lead to unmarked intersections or unexpected detours, and it is your responsibility to be prepared. With hundreds of miles of trails in these parks, it's difficult to provide detailed trail maps online. Buy trail maps at each park visitor center or through the Sequoia Parks Conservancy's online store. You can also visit our digital map, the Sequoia & Kings Canyon Park Atlas, to create and print custom maps.
Sequoias, easy trails, and solitude are all available on trails in the vicinity of bustling Grant Grove Village. Maps are posted at visitor centers and on kiosks in developed areas.
Cooler temperatures and dramatic mountain scenery tempt day hikers here. Be prepared for steep trails and thinner air. West- and south-facing slopes can still be hot and dry, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Consider beginning your hike in in the morning when it is cooler. The road to Mineral King is open from late spring to late fall.
Last updated: June 24, 2022